The perfect day trip to Ayutthaya from Bangkok. Let’s take a look at why you should visit Ayutthaya and how to make the most of your trip while you’re there.
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From ancient ruins to national parks to floating markets, here are six day trips worth taking from Bangkok.
Mention Bangkok, and one immediately conjures up images of its expansive malls, extensive outdoor markets and vibrant street food scene. Yet, there’s more to this popular weekend getaway destination; venture beyond the city, and you’ll discover a different side – one that offers noteworthy historical sites, majestic palace and temple ruins and fascinating cultural sites. Here are five of our favourite destinations below – each of which will fit in nicely into a day trip itinerary. Happy exploring!
Founded in 1350, Ayutthaya served as the country’s capital until 1767 and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Once the most affluent city in Southeast Asia that drew in traders from far-flung locations like the Middle East and Europe, visitors today can revisit the old capital city’s grand history by exploring its sprawling complexes of temple and palace ruins.
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A forum of experts is seeking to educate tourists about preserving the precious Unesco site of Ayutthaya
Due to the high popularity of the period TV series Bupphesanniwat (Love Destiny), scores of Thais dressed in traditional outfits have flocked to heritage sites, especially in Ayutthaya. The trend instils cultural and heritage appreciation in people, but has also led to traffic jams, garbage and other problems. Some tourists litter and damage the historic sites while others have taken home broken bricks as souvenirs.
In pursuit of sustainable tourism in Ayutthaya, a number of academics and officials brainstormed at the Thailand Research Fund’s (TRF) “Ayodhaya 4.0 Towards Sustainable Tourism” seminar held at Ayutthaya Historical Park recently.
Situated 76km north of Bangkok, Ayutthaya, the old Thai capital, is a popular destination for Thai and foreign tourists. It was named a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1991 and attracted more than 2 million visitors in 2016.
Sukanya Baonoed, director of the Ayutthaya Historical Park, said the TV series craze helped raise the number of visitors to the park per day from less than 1,000 to between 5,000-6,000 on weekdays and around 25,000 on Saturdays and Sundays.
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